According to their website these 1byone Wireless Sports Headphone have HD audio, are sweat-proof, comfortable in-ear, and were designed to remain stable in your ears at all levels of exercise. They also claim to have a long lasting battery, as well as reliable bluetooth connectivity. When the earphone is connected to an iOS system (iPhone), the battery status will be displayed on your phone.
When I received the box, I was impressed with the packaging. Everything was neatly in place and well presented. First impression, the headphones looked a bit intimidating (it was the ear-hooks) but looked to be of very good quality. They felt solid and flexible. What I liked was that it came with three different earplugs and hook sizes for individual comfort level.
Here’s a quick unboxing video filmed.
And now some detailed photos.
Another feature I liked is the hidden Micro USB charging port. Having it hidden, avoids having an obnoxiously large volume and power on/off bar.
First thing I did before using it was to set it to charge. The red light automatically went on. I expected it to take at least a few hours to charge but no, the blue light went off within 20 minutes. Which leads me to guess that it came with enough charge power to use.
The pairing was super simple. Once I had the bluetooth turned on my phone, I held down the power on/off button until the headphones clearly said it was pairing. It automatically showed up on my phone options to pair, and right after I pressed on my phone to pair it said “Connection Successful”. Did I mention it’s in a British accent? Yes, my headphones are British. Win!
At this point, I’ve been using them every day at the gym for about a week, and here’s what I think. The sound is fabulous really high quality for a mid range headphone. And people hear me clearly when I talk through them. They stay on securely and they don’t move when I am working out. As intimidating as the ear-hooks appear, they are the reason everything stays in place and you really don’t feel them once they are on correctly. They are comfortable and you don’t feel restrained when they are on. I could walk away from my phone and be half way down the gym before the connection starts getting spotty. Even if it disconnects once you get closer to your phone, it automatically reconnects without having to manually connect. I have another set of wireless headphones and I have to reconnect them when this happens. Which is a pain, so I really appreciate this feature. My favorite part is, when you take them off, they are not gross, sweaty, nor disgusting.
As far as the battery life is concerned, I could go two to three days at the gym before the headphones announce that the battery is low. And keep in mind I am at the gym for a couple of hours each day. Unfortunately, I have an Android, so I don’t have the battery status bar indicator. But really, it doesn’t matter because the headphones do tell you the battery is low way ahead of time.
There’s only one complaint I have about these earphones, the buds obnoxiously stick out.
Other than that, I really love these and I recommend them to anyone looking for inexpensive wireless buds for the gym. If you don’t like in-ear headphones, these are not for you. But I recommend them to the rest of us. The sound is great and they are comfortable. I give them a solid 4 Nerd Glasses out of 5.
Want a pair? You could get them from Amazon and they are available in three different colors; Black, White/Gray, and the ones I have are Black/Green.
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